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Painful legs!

Just started week 2 but shins, knees and foot arch killing me! No previous history of this, how can I stop it giving me an excuse to not run?!

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Could it be you need trainers for running😊

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Welcome to the forum and well done on getting started.

This guide to the plan is essential reading healthunlocked.com/couchto5... and includes advice on, pacing, minimising impact, hydration, stretching after every run and knee strengthening exercises, all of which will help.

Enjoy your journey.

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I'd recommend a trip to a specialist running shop for gait analysis. They will video you as you run on a treadmill and then suggest the correct type of running shoe (neutral or supportive) to suit you. It is well worth investing in to help you to run pain free.

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